MySpace hysteria lets politicians off easy:
This is a great editorial from New England journalist Chris Powell about the recent controversy surrounding MySpace and state attorney generals. He says what I’ve been saying for a while now…
But the politicians might as well seek to outlaw telephones, cars and roads, earlier innovations of “social networking,” which these days is, after all, often just a polite term for sexual solicitation, what with so many adolescents flaunting themselves on the Internet. And it all is happening right under the noses of parents.
Or it would be happening under their noses if half the children in the country had parents. This is the real problem, but it cannot be discussed by the politicians campaigning against MySpace. For then they would have to condemn their own constituents.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.